Burden of infectious diseases in Germany – preliminary results from the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) pilot study

Dietrich Plaß, Paulo Pinheiro, Alexander Krämer, Cheryl Gibbons, Marie-Josée Mangen, John Brooke, Alessandro Cassini, Piotr Kramarz & Mirjam Kretzschmar
Background: To provide estimates of the communicable diseases burden in Europe, the ECDC initiated the BCoDE project in 2009. The methodology developed is currently piloted in four European countries (Estonia, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands). The main objective of the pilot study is to test and [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]